Whitt Tops Competition and NCAA Once Again at Texas Relays
Austin, TX—The Oral Roberts track and field team was led once again by Jack Whitt, who posted yet another school, personal and NCAA-best, turning in a 5.60m score and grabbing first place in the pole vault at the 84th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
Whitt’s 5.60m edged his previous personal-high of 5.58m that he turned in just last week. Saturday's 5.60m score not only set an ORU and personal-record for the sophomore, it is also an NCAA best for the season as reported in the Track and Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS). This marks the second-consecutive week that Whitt has set a new NCAA high for the year.
ORU’s Dustin Gehrke rounded out the top-10 in pole vault, scoring a 5.05m on the afternoon.
Jeffery Gibson was another top-finisher for the Golden Eagles, as the sophomore nabbed eighth in the 400 meter hurdles with a 52.53.
The team of Jeramy Roberts, Clive Chafausipo, Brandon Williams and Gibson rounded out the top weekend performances for ORU with a third place finish (3:09.00) in the 4x400 University Finals. The Golden Eagles fell just shy of Clemson, who finished second with a 3:08.97.
ORU is back in action next Saturday as they travel to Norman, Oklahoma for a meet hosted by the University of Oklahoma.